Horse Health Matters®

Ears, Eyes, Mouth and Tail - Observe Carefully …

by Flossie Sellers

April 26, 2018 15:49

Learn about the ways a horse's senses allow them to stay safe and monitor their world for anything that might indicate danger is near and how they communicate …

Fitness And Conditioning

Training and Conditioning Your Equine Athlete

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Training and Conditioning Your Equine Athlete

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 15, 2017 14:00

Active horses benefit from a structured program to get and keep them into good condition. Learn the basics in this article by Dr. Eldridge …

General Care

Managing Equine Emergencies

Flossie Sellers

Managing Equine Emergencies

by Flossie Sellers

April 15, 2017 16:06

Learn about the 9 symptoms that indicate an emergency with your horse and follow the five tips for effective preparedness when your horse needs quick effective …

Putting Down Your Horse - Planning Ahead for a Good Death

by Flossie Sellers

April 15, 2017 16:23

Read about planning ahead for a worst-case scenario when you,as a horse owner, will have to make decisions related to ending the life of your horse. Learn about …

Tip of the Day

Nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as Bute and Banamine may mask symptoms of colic and lameness. NSIADS can also aggravate gastric ulcers and cause kidney damage. Use with caution as advised by your veterinarian only.

Do Homemade Equine Fly Sprays Really Work …

by Katie Navarra

April 20, 2017 10:44

Learn about making your own fly sprays and why it is important to closely monitor your horse when you make changes in the products used on and around equines …

General Care

Bot Fly - A Common Horse Pest

Mark Sellers

Bot Fly - A Common Horse Pest

by Mark Sellers

April 21, 2017 13:39

Learn how bot flies not only annoy your horse, but how the larvae of bot flies invade your horse's gums and intestinal tract causing diseases and disturbances …

Tips for Preventing Impaction Colic and Keeping Your Horse Healthy …

by EquiMed Staff

April 20, 2017 12:34

"Most horse owners know that colic is the number one noninfectious health risk for horses, and veterinarians warn that decreased water consumption is thought to …

Preserving the Quality of Horse Hay, Grain and Feedstuffs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 12:19

You pay good money to purchase quality hay and grains for your horse. This article outlines 15 things you can do to preserve the nutritional value and taste of …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Bell boots

Protective boots worn on the front feet of a horse. These "bell" shaped boots protect the front feet from impact from the hind feet in some horses that overreach while galloping.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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